God helps them that help themselves

God helps those who help themselves

proverb God will assist people who are already putting forth effort toward something without relying solely on divine intervention. A: "I'm really praying hard for an A on my exam." B: "You better start studying. God helps those who help themselves."
See also: god, help, themselves, those, who
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God helps them that help themselves.

 and God helps those who help themselves.
Prov. You cannot depend solely on divine help, but must work yourself to get what you want. You can't spend your days waiting for a good job to find you. God helps those that help themselves. If you want a better education, start studying. God helps those who help themselves.
See also: god, help, that, themselves
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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